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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Demolition Continues Apace

As the days have heated up, so has the work over on East 89th Street.

With hard demolition set to start this week, I'd like to share some highlights of recent work:

The Omega classroom has been gutted. The new space will occupy the same place on the first floor of the school but will be larger, with a spacious, open layout that is more efficient for teaching young boys. 

Below is the former site of the Director of Finance and Administration's office on the first floor.

This converted air shaft area separating Buildings 18 and 20 also runs up all the floors of the school and was built in at the end of the Jubilee Campaign.

During our current project it will be filled in, providing a few thousand more square feet of program space.

This photo depicts the closing of a stairway door into Building 18. We will we need to retain this stairwell and the elevator in Building 18 for the duration of construction.  Both will be removed in the summer of 2018.

The old tech room on the second floor has been demolished. This section will be transformed into the stage right area of the new performing arts center, which will be able to accommodate a full division of our school and their parents.

Work on this floor also will entail the addition of three nearby music rooms, enabling the boys to practice next to the performance center.

The bricked up door from the library to the old tech room highlights a permanent change. Beyond it lies the future stage for our theater.

It's certainly an exciting summer at Saint David's! Look for more updates as we realize a long-term dream to enable program needs to fully drive the allocation and design of space for our boys and faculty. 



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